Thursday, April 14, 2011

someone's seventeen

Not everyone has a cousin who is just six months older than they are....

And if they do, the chances that that cousin lived only five minutes from them for 12 years, and even now lives pretty close to them, are pretty slim....

And the odds of that cousin being homeschooled all the way through school (like yourself) are also rather, well, odd...

And the fact that you've been "best friends" (not exactly, but close enough :P) your whole lives - and both your moms took gazootles of pictures to prove it - doesn't apply to everyone.....


But, despite the incredible odds, all this is true for me, and yes, I count myself blessed.

Happy 17th Birthday, Julia!!!


  1. Oh, my goodness, you two both look just like you do now! (OK, not exactly, but you are both recognizable, which most people aren't when they are that little.) ;)

    I didn't know Julia was a fellow homeschooler. How did I miss that little detail?

    Happy Birthday Julia!

  2. Happy Birthday, Julia!

    Wow, Jo, you were two little cuties! :) All the pictures are adorable but I especially love that last picture. Sweetness. :)

    Love ya!

  3. Happy birthday, Julia! Jo, I Love the pic of you two on the schoolbus! You look like a proper homeschooler- scared out of your wits! :D :D
    Love ya'! ~Rachel

  4. Oh my goodness, Jo! You two were SO cute! What adorable photos. :)

    Have a lovely day!

    Elizabeth Rose

  5. Happy Birthday, Julia!

    (y'all are so cute!) And I definitely have 0 cousins like that...yes, you are very blessed, Jo.

  6. You two could almost be sisters!! That's so beautiful!! Happy Birthday, Julia!! Hope it's the best ever :)) Until next year, that is. And then the next, and then the next, and then the--okay, it's an infinite loophole ) :P
    -Jocee <3

  7. You ARE blessed! All of my cousins are 23 or older, and the youngest are 7 and younger. None are my age! BTW I'm having a Q and A at my blog. :)

  8. Aww, you two are so cute! Happy birthday, Julia!


  9. Happy Birthday, Julia!!

    The oh-so-anticipated *17*, huh? ;)

  10. Happy Birth Day Julia!! Y'all were to cute!! Love the last one, to sweet!!

  11. Thank you!! Aww, those pictures are so cute- they remind me of such good times :)Thank you for such a wonderful birthday post (you made me start getting all sentimental :) You are the best cousin ever! Lots a love,

  12. {Polly} - Yes, Julia has been homeschooled since 1st grade like myself :D

    {Julia} - You're welcome - it was a blast to write! I found scores of pictures, but had to choose the "best", and then the "best of the best" and so on :D Love you too!